Like any tour guide, Australian Brian Thacker has many stories to tell, mostly outrageous. Anyone who has travelled on an 18-35 guided tour will have a fair idea of what to expect, i.e. large amounts of drinking and plenty of nocturnal activity with some cultural thoughts thrown in. The book explores the varied perils and pleasures of being a tour guide, travelling by coach or double-decker bus from campsite to campsite, with much fun made of the young travellers, mostly fellow Antipodeans. It follows a specific tourist route around Western Europe including stops in Amsterdam, St.Goar, Lauterbrunnen, Munich, Salzburg, Venice, Florence, Rome, Cannes, Barcelona, Avignon and Paris. There are brief guides to the sights and inhabitants of each area with some tips about where to go, but the best bits are the incredible stories about the funny, shocking and revealing things that happen on holiday. There are no pictures but the descriptions are vivid enough, and if some tales seem crude then it simply reflects the uninhibited nature of many of the tours. Having been on one of Brian's tours, I recognise some stories and can vouch for their accuracy, (but deny any personal involvement). Like any holiday, there is fun to be had and you may learn something new, although your idea of a good time may differ from others.